Atiku drags Buhari’s aide to court over failure to pay N500m.
Former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, has perfected plans to drag Lauretta Onochie, a social media aide to President Muhammadu Buhari for her failure to apologise and pay the N500 million demanded from her after defaming his character.
Chief Mike Ozekhome, the personal counsel to Atiku Abubakar, on Tuesday, disclosed that the 48 hours given to Onochie to settle the matter out of court had lapsed, adding that instead of her apology and the payment of the said amount, she has continued to insult the former Vice-Presdient on social media.
“Of course, we are going to court because she has even aggravated the issue.
“She posted another comment online abusing Atiku, saying that he was talking nonsense.
“She seems not to understand the gravity of what she has done.
“She has aggravated the matter.
“We shall meet in court and we practice a constitutional democracy and we are a society governed by laws.
“We are preparing to go to court. In my chambers, we don’t threaten people for the fun of it.
“When we say we will go to court if a demand is not meant, we stand by our words.
“We may even increase the lawsuit above N2bn because she has aggravated the matter,” Ozekhome stated.
Atiku, the Presidential candidate of the People’s Democratic Party in the last election, had on Sunday written a letter to Onochie accusing her of character defamation for saying on Twitter that Atiku was on a security watch list in the United Arab Emirates.
Onochie, in reaction to the accusation, wrote on her Facebook page the next day that Atiku was a depressed man who was trying to distract her.